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Latest Sightings:

Coyote in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Forman used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Harvard.

Northern Cardinal in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this northern cardinal in Harvard.

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Harvard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 2, 2019

A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a mourning dove, a northern cardinal, and a red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

December 2, 2019

A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photograped these white-tailed deer in Framingham.

Red-tailed Hawk and European Starlings in Southborough

November 26, 2019

A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed European starlings and a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Cedar Waxwings in Southborough

November 23, 2019

Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cedar waxwing at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these cedar waxwings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Turkeys in Wayland

November 21, 2019

Turkeys in Wayland, photographed by Shelley Trucksis.
Turkeys in Wayland, photographed by Shelley Trucksis.

Shelley Trucksis photographed these turkeys near Hamlen Woods and Mainstone Farm in Wayland.

Red Squirrel in Lincoln

November 18, 2019

A red squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A red squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this red squirrel in Lincoln.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

November 14, 2019

A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a northern cardinal, and a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Common Grackle in Framingham

November 14, 2019

A common grackle in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common grackle in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common grackle in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common grackle in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this common grackle at a feeder in Framingham.

Double-crested Cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 14, 2019

A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this double-crested cormorant at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Hooded Merganser in Southborough

November 14, 2019

A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A hooded merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this hooded merganser at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Double-crested Cormorant and Great Blue Heron at Foss Reservoir

November 11, 2019

A double-crested cormorant at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A double-crested cormorant at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a double-crested cormorant and a great blue heron at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

European Starlings in Southborough

November 11, 2019

A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Mute Swans and Canada Geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 11, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

November 8, 2019

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, a house sparrow, and a tufted titmouse in Framingham.

Northern Pintails at Hager Pond

November 8, 2019

A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

November 6, 2019

An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American robin, a blue jay, an eastern bluebird, a mourning dove, and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ring-billed Gulls in Marlborough

November 6, 2019

A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ring-necked Duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham

November 6, 2019

A ring-necked duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-necked duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this ring-necked duck at Foss Reservoir in Framingham.

Black Swallowtail Chrysalis in Northborough

November 3, 2019

A black swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A black swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this black swallowtail chrysalis attached to her rain barrel in Northborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

November 2, 2019

A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a European starling, a house finch, and a northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Gulls and Geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 2, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A herring gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A herring gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, a herring gull, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

White Turkey in Sudbury

October 31, 2019

A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Christa Collins.
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Christa Collins.

Christa Collins photographed this turkey with white plumage near SVT's Brues Woods Reservation in Sudbury.